KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – The baby of an Australian woman who went into labour onboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH135, died before reaching the hospital, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The flight en route to Brisbane was forced to make an emergency landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali in order to obtain immediate medical assistance for the woman at the nearest hospital. Samual P. Jeyanthi was brought to the Kasih Ibu Hospital soon after it landed around 2.10pm on Friday.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the hospital’s head of medical services Diah Ratna Dewi was reported saying that when the woman arrived, the unborn 24-weeks-old baby was pronounced dead. Diah said the baby was born between an hour and 90-minutes before the hospital received her, and that there had been no prior problems with the woman’s pregnancy. The vessel was carrying 178 passengers and continued its journey to Brisbane at around 4.14 pm, Friday.